Russ & Daughters Documentary to Premiere on PBS December 2
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After riding the small time festival and theatrical circuits for the last year, the official Russ & Daughters documentary will soon notch its network debut. As expected, Sturgeon Queens – a reference to namesake daughters Hattie, Ida, and Ann – premieres December 2 on Channel Thirteen.
For what you have been waiting, New Yorkers: The broadcast premiere of The Sturgeon Queens will air on Thirteen WNET New York Tues, Dec 2, 10 pm. On WLIW Dec. 3, 7:30pm. Rest of the country will have to wait til 2015, but lots of fest and theatrical screenings still coming…
Six years in the making, the basis of the film’s content revolves around interviews conducted with the second-generation store owners, Hattie Russ Gold and Anne Russ Federman (92) of Pembroke Pines, Florida. celebrity customers like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mario Batali, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg collectively share their beloved store experiences. And all were lured with the promise of Russ & Daughters appetizing. Veteran filmmaker Julie Cohen is behind the program.
Russ & Daughters is now at the tail end of its centennial celebrations. 2014 marks one hundred years on the Lower East Side for the iconic appetizing shop.